The Vanns are gearing up for a massive second half of 2019 with the release of their striking new single, ‘Mother’. Taken from their long-awaited debut album, The Vanns have served up another slice of commanding indie rock and roll, further solidifying their status as one of Australia’s most exciting bands.
Signing with Melbourne-based label 123 Music heralds a new chapter for The Vanns, as the group also joins forces with Tom Larkin (VVV Management) to stride forward into this exciting album cycle. “Very excited about The Vanns officially signing with 123 Music! These guys have some incredible international potential and we have been working really hard on the new album I think people are going to be really excited to hear their new music”. I’m really excited to be working with Denis Handlin and the wider Sony team in building the success on the 123 Music staple of Artists.” Damo Costin, 123 Music
Developing a strong live show and presence off the back of high-profile support slots with artists including Catfish and The Bottlemen and Ocean Alley, as well as selling out their recent run of shows of their own on the east coast, The Vanns have been at work on their craft since their inception in 2013. Their new music is a strong snapshot of a band completely owning their creative vision and handling the execution of it with flair and serves as a perfect introduction to new drummer, Andrew Banovich.
The Wollongong four-piece shine on ‘Mother’, a fitting follow on from their raucous 2018 single, ‘How Was I Supposed To Know’. Recorded at Melbourne’s Head Gap Studio with Oscar Dawson (Holy Holy, Ali Barter), ‘Mother’ is evocative, charged with great melody and a tinge of nostalgia within the lyricism. Working with Dawson on their new music saw The Vanns push themselves and flourish in a creative environment that produced strong results. “Working with Oscar was like having an older brother in the band, a fifth member who related so well with us lads, the songs and how we wanted to record them.” Jimmy Vann.
Though a strong standalone single, ‘Mother’ fits perfectly into the narrative of The VANNS’ next collection of music; a record that has seen writers Jimmy Vann and Cameron Little broker a new dynamic within their shared musicianship, songwriting that has been born out of similar experiences and emotional journeys. “If the album has any kind of overarching, spinal theme running through it, it’s Jim and I coming together and writing about similar experiences we’ve gone through. It’s a relationship record and it’s a break-up record; and it’s about being in your early-mid twenties and trying to understand and navigate through both those things.” Cameron Little.
For the ‘Mother’ music video, The Vanns worked with director Warwick Hughes and cinematographer Dillon Pearce in bringing the essence of the band to life with the visual. Filmed at Balla Studio in Prahran, we see The Vanns performing in different lights, in different rooms, each capturing the mood of the tune. “We worked with legend Warick Hughes on a one take video down in Melbourne for our latest single Mother. We were all running around like headless chooks in the minimal time we had to shuffle our music gear around from room to room.” – Jimmy Vann.